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Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik

2 km west of town, Balchik, Bulgaria
+359 57 925 29
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5 days ago
“Relaxation and tranquility”
5 days ago
“For history buffs and garden lovers alike, this is something good bequeathed by royalty”
2 km west of town, Balchik, Bulgaria
+359 57 925 29
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is not suitable for baby strollers and is generally tough to get around. The scenes were medicore. Not worth visiting.

Thank YoTzZ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

At the entrance they give you a map of the garden just to not get lost and to not miss all the important things. Price for one ticket is 14 leva, and includes access to the botanical garden and also for the palace. What architects...More

Thank Nineta C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent a day among the flowers, bloomingtrees, cactus and villas. Refreshing and relaxing. A rich colection of vines for tasting and purchase. Lots of suvenirs as paintings. you may encounter arts student painting or from horticulture studying.

Thank Mirela U
Reviewed 4 May 2017

The Palace is nice but the garden is beautiful! You will have 2 tickets - one forthe palace and one for the garden - but don't worry (there are 2 administration there). There was only one place really dirty there - the cave were Queen...More

1  Thank Petronela M
Reviewed 4 May 2017

The summer residence of Queen Maria of Romania (1875-1938), build in Turkish stile in Balchik and the famous gardens were my target on 30th May. The residence is located on the sea shore, climbed on the hill and surrounded by rich tree piles and numerous...More

2  Thank Jean N
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We visited in the spring when the tulip and viola beds were in full bloom and we were not disappointed! The colours were stunning! The whole complex is impressive and goes on and on over several levels! If you go in from the bottom, you...More

Thank 187069Brenda
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Spend half of a day in summer or spring (whne is hot and sunny) in the Gardns. It's an amazing experience! the Castle is small but charming. A piece of history by Queen Mary of Romania.

Thank Flipendo
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We have been there in a cold day. We liked the gardens, the cactus garden, the views and the winery. The castel is quite small but nice.

Thank Daniela D
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

The gardens were beautiful the cacti were weird and the weather was perfect what more could you ask for!

Thank Harry W
Reviewed 17 April 2017

A beautiful Castle in a large botanical garden! A superb panorama of the sea ! A must see if you go in Balchik or Albena!

Thank Marius D
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We are staying at the lighthouse hotel. How far away is it? And is it open everyday.
9 September 2016|
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Response from DSD1964Daniela | Reviewed this property |
It is about 15 km far (about 20 minutes by car) from your hotel. You can look at google.maps to see the routes. In summer, it is opened daily from 8:00 till 20:00.
Hi I would like to know firstly how can you book a wedding at the palace ?
29 July 2016|
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Response from Nataša A | Reviewed this property |
I have typos in answer: It is nice place for wedding. You can find more info at their web page. They call castle "dvoreca" so just add com and there is s page about weddings. "You can have both your church or civil... More
Trish H
Do you have to pay for tickets to see the gardens as well as the palace?
17 December 2015|
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Response from peteanne1985 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to tell you but yes. You can buy a ticket for just the garden and then decide if you fancy going into the palace, if so you get a ticket then.